- Compulsive behavior
Compulsive behavior is behavior which a person does compulsively—in other words, not because they want to behave that way, but because they feel they have to do so.
Mental health professionals have identified signs of compulsive behavior in various disorders such as:
- Obsessive–compulsive disorder – obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and related compulsions which attempt to neutralize the obsessions.
- Drug addiction – a condition where a person takes a drug compulsively, despite potential harm to themselves, or their desire to stop.
- Body-focused repetitive behavior
- Substance dependence – the repeated use of substances or behaviors despite clear evidence of morbidity secondary to such use.
- Physical addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Problem gambling
- Thumb twiddling
Anxiety disorder: Obsessive–compulsive disorder (F42, 300.3) HistoryYale–Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale BiologyNeuroanatomyReceptors Symptoms TreatmentMu opioidergicsNMDA glutamatergicsNK-1 tachykininergicsOtherBehavioral Organizations Notable people Popular cultureLiteratureFictionalNonfictionEverything in Its Place · Just CheckingMedia Related This abnormal psychology-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.